Wichita, Kansas 2021-11-30 16:39:57 –
Topeka, Kansas (KSNW) – Households in Kansas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may benefit from a new program to restore or prevent disconnection of drinking and wastewater services.
The Kansas Department of Children and Family Affairs (DCF) is the governing body for the Emergency Water Assistance Program (EWAP), a new temporary federal program approved by the 2021 US Rescue Plan and the 2021 Integrated Expenditure Act.
“The sole focus of this program is to restore or prevent water cuts to households in Kansas,” said DCF Executive Secretary Laura Howard. “Kansas has been awarded $ 9 million to help hard-working Kansas households who are delinquent in water tariffs due to a pandemic.”
The program will end when you run out of funds. Households can apply for this program only once and are separate from other DCF support programs such as the Low Income Energy Support Program (LIEAP).
EWAP applications will be available on December 1st.Kansas is encouraged Please click here.
EWAP Eligible Kansas Households:
- You are currently disconnected from the drinking water and / or wastewater service or have received a disconnection notice.
- At least one adult household member must be responsible for drinking water and / or wastewater costs incurred in the primary residence paid to either the landlord or the water company.
- At least one household member must be a US citizen or meet legal residence requirements.
- Total income below 150% of federal poverty level (FPL).
If you had your water disconnected due to impact of COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance Source link If you had your water disconnected due to impact of COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance